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On Thursday, June 11, 2020, Pitt County Register of Deeds, Lisa Nichols was notified that a staff member within the Vital Records division had tested positive for COVID-19. The employee was exhibiting mild symptoms which included cough, and sought testing earlier this week. The risk of exposure to the public from this employee was very minimal, due to safety measures currently in place, such as sanitization schedule and physical barriers (glass service windows).
In addition to the positive employee self-isolating through their recovery period, all exposed employees are being quarantined and tested appropriately. During this time, the Vital Records division of the Register of Deeds Office will be temporarily unavailable to the public. During this temporary closure, the following accommodations are available for obtaining records services:
Pitt County Register of Deeds, Lisa Nichols noted the impact of the actions taken, saying “while we realize, and apologize for the temporary inconvenience this may create for some, taking these actions now will prevent further spread, and help us achieve the ultimate goal of ensuring the safety of our staff, and the public we serve on a daily basis.”
Information on all COVID-19 response efforts for Pitt County can be found online at www.PittCountyNC.gov/Coronavirus, or by calling 252-902-2300.